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By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: March 06, 2014

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WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, will continue its critically acclaimed, record-breaking UK and Ireland tour, opening at Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Tickets for “this thrillingly entertaining show” (Manchester Evening News) will go on sale on March 24.

UK executive producer Michael McCabe said: “We are delighted to announce that we’ll be bringing Wicked to the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2015 and really thrilled that audiences in the South West will have the opportunity to experience this stunning production.”

The spectacular touring production of Wicked has already broken countless box office records, won five-star reviews from multiple critics and standing ovations from the public at every performance. The Irish Times raved: “From the opening chorus, the whirl of light and colour that is Wicked grabs you and doesn’t let go.”

Acclaimed as “a magical mystery tour through the fantasy land of Oz" (London Evening Standard), the hugely successful London production continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is already the 15th longest-running musical in West End theatre history.

Wicked has already been seen by over 38 million people around the world and has nine productions running concurrently. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (New York Times) after a decade at the Gershwin Theatre. The West End production is now in its eighth year and recently celebrated its 3,000th performance. Wicked has won over 90 international awards.

In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by

Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the acclaimed novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.

See www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk and theatreroyal.com

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